When Rebecca was young, she was called Reby or Rebie. She grew up a dairy farm that was over 100 acres. In 1966 the farm was owned by the Stephenson family and the orginal house, barn and out buildings were all still intact.
Around the time she graduated from Marion Normal College she worked at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis.
At one time Vance Trueblood, who was a lawyer and probably related in some manner, was courting Rebecca. However sometime around 1912 or 1923 Shirl Dellinger has hired by Rebecca's father Thomas to be a hired hand. Rebecca told her children a story that while looking out a second story window of their house she saw for the first time Shirl sitting on his suitcase just after he arrived at which point she told her mother that that is the man she was going to marry. Rebecca Haycock Baynes
was described as 160 pounds, 5 feet, 7 inches, black hair. Rebecca was born at Salem, Washington Co., Indiana
, on 5 August 1888. She was the daughter of Thomas Priestman Baynes
and Rebecca Roberts Powell
. She was a student at Salem, Washington Co., Indiana
, in May 1906. School: Salem High School. She received a degree at Marion Normal College, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana
, on 5 August 1909. Degree from the Dept. of Elocution and Oratory.. She married Shirley Blaine Dellinger
at Salem, Washington Co., Indiana
, on 24 September 1913. Rebecca was listed as Shirley Blaine Dellinger
's wife on the 1920 Census at Madison Twp., Tipton Co., Indiana
. Rebecca was listed as Shirley Blaine Dellinger
's wife on the 1920 Census at Union Twp., Montgomery Co., Indiana
. Rebecca died on 27 November 1957 at Culver Hospital, Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., Indiana
, at age 69. Her body was interred on 30 November 1957 at Union Twp., Montgomery Co., Indiana
, at Oak Hill Cemetery. From an article that appeared in the Crawfordsville newspaper:
"Rebecca Dellinger Rites Are Held Here
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca H. Dellinger were held Saturday afternoon at the Bright Funeral Home in Crawfordsville. Christian Science services were read by Harold Fortney of Brownsburg.
Serving as pallbearers and assisting wh the floral tributes were Norman Nichols, Russell Sarver, Charles E. Handy, Thomas Powell, Leslie Powell and Donald Goldsby.
Curtis E. Bright played requested selections on the organ.
Burial was made in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Dellinger, wife of Shirl B. Dellinger, died Wednesday night at Culver Hospital, where she had been a patient since Nov. 4.".